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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 119 The Business of Pharmacy: You Want Change? You Must Take Action!

Ron Lanton interviews Edward McGee about industrty challenges, taking action for positive change, and the business of pharmacy ownership. Ed is the President and Executive Director of New Hampshire Independent Pharmacy Association and Independent Pharmacy Alliance. Ed also owns Family Pharmacy.

Formed in 2002 by five independent pharmacists committed to serving their customers, the NH Independent Pharmacy Association now has over 30 member pharmacies. Working together to advocate for reasonable, common-sense solutions for keeping prescription drugs affordable, the NHIPA works with customers, drug companies, and people throughout the government and private sectors to better serve the people of New Hampshire.

Ed McGee – President Family Pharmacy

(603) 523-7478


Ron Lanton III, Esq.

True North Political Solutions

Phone: 240-482-6060

Direct download: Final_TrueNorthEdMcGee.mp3
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 118 Latest Pharmacy Business Updates from R.J. Hedges & Associates

R.J. Hedges & Associates has a dedicated team, devoted to providing complete turnkey healthcare compliance programs for our clients. We offer easy-to-use Policy and Procedure Manuals and Programs that contain all requirements for Medicare Quality Standards; HIPAA Compliance with HITECH requirements; Fraud, Waste & Abuse Prevention; OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen requirements; Human Resource Management, and Immunization.  All compliance programs come with computer based training as well as program updates (as regulations change).

R.J. Hedges & Associates has hundreds of accredited facilities across the country. Company President, Jeffrey Hedges, has extensive experience handling Medicare accreditation and HIPAA law compliance. In addition, he speaks at NCPA Conventions and other professional forums on topics such as the "Idiosyncrasies of HIPAA Regulations and Their Effect on Independent Healthcare Practices". He is the co-author of the NCPA HIPAA Security Handbook and has written numerous articles.

In addition, Jeffrey offers ongoing continuing education seminars and presentations on topics including:

  • "The 2013 HIPAA Compliance Regulations
  • “Surviving the 2013 Regulatory Changes”
  • “Medicare Accreditation, Preparing for your Second Survey”
  • “Documentation Requirements DMEPOS Audits”
  • "Pharmacy Compliance Requirements for 2011"
  • "Preparing for Medicare Accreditation"
  • "Pharmacy Exemption Requirements
  • "Apathy Towards HIPAA Can be Very Expensive"
  • "Disaster Recovery… More Than a HIPAA Requirement"
  • "HIPAA Security Role… It’s Time to Prepare"
  • "Network Security"

To schedule Jeff as a speaker, email him at

Direct download: RJHedgesPodcast11_2013_Final.mp3
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 117 Welcome Ron Lanton: Our New Co-Host & Government Affairs Strategist

We’d like to welcome our new co-host & Government Affairs Strategist – Ron Lanton, founder of Truth North Political Solutions.

Mr. Lanton has over 20 combined years of government affairs and legal experience. This includes activities on the municipal, state, and federal levels of government. Most recently he worked for H. D. Smith, where he created and oversaw the company’s Government Affairs Department, served as their exclusive lobbyist and also advocated for the company’s various healthcare customers. Prior to that Ron worked at a government affairs consulting firm in Arlington, VA where he worked on healthcare, energy, commerce and transportation issues.

He has also clerked for a federal magistrate, was appointed as a municipal commissioner on environmental issues and has consulted Wall Street firms on financial issues. He has been a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment. Mr. Lanton has a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio. He is also a 40 under 40 award recipient.

Ron Lanton III, Esq.  - True North Political Solutions

Phone: 240-482-6060

Direct download: True_North_PS_1.mp3
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 116 An Interview with Larry Doud with Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC)

An interview with Larry Doud – CEO of Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC)

Mr. Larry Doud serves as Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and Director of Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc. Mr. Doud joined RDC in 1987. Throughout his career Mr. Doud has been one of the most influential and deeply committed executives to Independent Pharmacy in marketplace. Before joining RDC he spent twenty-two years in sales positions including Vice President of Sales with two national wholesalers. He oversees RDC's entire operation and reports directly to Board of Directors. Being widely known throughout the industry he also serves in various organizations such as Pharmacy First. 

RDC is a true dividend-paying regional wholesale drug cooperative – a marriage of a traditional drug distribution company, a buying cooperative, and a private long-term investment structure formed for the sole benefit of pharmacist-entrepreneurs.  RDC was founded in 1905 and currently rank as the 8th largest full-line distributor in the US. 

On a daily basis, RDC distributes a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, HBC’s and Home Health Care supplies to community retail pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies, and home health care stores.  RDC’s current geographical presence encompasses northeastern metropolitan and rural marketplaces surrounding Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Watertown, Scranton, New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Newark, Atlantic City, and Cleveland.

RDC – Rochester Drug Cooperative

50 Jetview Dr, Rochester, NY 14624

Phone: (585) 271-7220


Direct download: RochesterDrug__Mixdown_1.mp3
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 115 NCPA 2013 Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

NCPA 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

Did You Make a Good Decision in 2013?

Meet. Learn. Succeed.

The 115th Annual NCPA Convention and Trade Exposition is now history. We hope you were able to join thousands of your colleagues in Orlando, Oct. 12-17 to meet friends, learn from experts, and succeed back home with new ideas and knowledge. We consider attending the convention to be a worthwhile investment in your business.

The industry-leading continuing education programming was headed by some of your favorite and most experienced speakers, who provided insights on profit boosters in areas such as adherence, compounding, long-term care, and front-end overhaul.

Other popular sessions included five technology seminars, Joy Baldridge on practical strategies for reducing stress in the pharmacy, and the pitfalls of credit card security breaches and new HIPAA requirements with Mark Wayne and Harry Lattanzio. For more information on our programming, see our Convention CE.

Keynote speaker President Bill Clinton told the Second General Session, "I like this group because you deal with real people, real problems, and you have to be practical." Meeting in the shadow of Disney's Magic Kingdom NCPA's outgoing president joked, "This must be Fantasy Land. Donnie Calhoun giving a speech right after President Bill Clinton." NCPA CEO Doug Hoey declared, "Pharmacy's time is NOW." Citing the rising costs of medication misuse, non-adherence, and prescription drug abuse Hoey said, "I challenge anyone to pinpoint a time in history when there has been a greater need for a community pharmacist than NOW."

That's just some of the flavor. We hope you were there. Either way, it's not too soon to be planning for the next NCPA convention Oct. 18-22 in Austin, Tex. See you there.

Direct download: NCPA2013_SUMMARY_SHOW.mp3
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